Today in Labor History – October 6th

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First National Conference of Trade Union Women – 1918

1,700 female flight attendants win 18-year, $37 million suit against United Airlines. They had been fired for getting married – 1986

Thirty-two thousand machinists begin what is to be a successful 69-day strike against the Boeing Co. featuring pay increase that averaged an estimated $19,200 in wages and benefits over four years and safeguards against job cutbacks – 1995

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